A comprehensive carrier screen, such as our Expanded Carrier Screen, is strongly recommended if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. The Expanded Carrier Screen includes 96 conditions that are seen more frequently in people of Jewish descent.
Carrier screening and appropriate genetic counseling can be used to dramatically reduce the incidence of genetic conditions in the Jewish population. In addition to our Expanded Carrier Screen, we also offer 3 customized Jewish panels:
- Comprehensive Jewish Carrier Screen: This panel of 96 diseases includes 48 diseases relevant to the Ashkenazi population, 38 diseases relevant to the Sephardi and Mizrahi communities, and 10 diseases common to all people of Jewish descent
- Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screen: This panel tests for 58 diseases seen more often in the Ashkenazi Jewish population.
- Sephardi-Mizrahi Jewish Carrier Screen: This panel tests for 48 diseases seen more often in the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish populations